Fuqua directs Washington in The Magnificent Seven. Photo: Scott Garfield/Courtesy of Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures From directing 2004’s King Arthur, Antoine Fuqua learned a key lesson about building new movies out of old material. “Make it your own, but be conscious of the things that mean a lot to people,” he says. “When you bend it too far, it gets hard for people to wrap their heads around.” Fuqua drew on that lesson while making the new Magnificent Seven , out September 23, a remake of the 1960 Western about a group of gunfighters who defend a town of innocent Mexican villagers, itself adapted from Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. “I remember looking up the definition of the word samurai when I was younger, and finding out it meant ‘to serve,’ ” Fuqua says. In both the earlier films as well as his own, he says, the characters ultimately risk their lives for the town without having any personal stake: “Sometimes you don’t need a reason to do … [Read more...] about Antoine Fuqua on Remaking
Lonely Planet, a large travel guide book publisher, has named top eight national parks in Vietnam. Vietnam is the home to 34 national parks. These vast green spaces are home to gargantuan caves, dramatic limestone mountains, golden coastlines and dense thickets of jungle where gibbons dangle from vines and the promise of adventure lurks behind every mangrove tree. Cat Tien National Park Cat Tien National Park. The 72,000-hectare Cat Tien National Park in the southern province of Dong Nai comprises an amazingly-biodiverse region of lowland tropical rainforest. The hiking, mountain-biking and bird-watching here are some of the best in the country. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. With jagged hills shrouded in rainforest, and mountain rivers coursing through impressive ravines, above ground the Phong Nha-Ke Bang region in the central province of Quang Binh is one of Vietnam's most spectacular national parks. … [Read more...] about Lonely Planet names top eight national parks in Vietnam
April 13, 2021 - 12:21 BST Ainhoa Barcelona Meghan Markle is being supported by her mother Doria Ragland while her husband Prince Harry is attending Prince Philip's funeral in the UK With a baby on the way and a toddler to look after, the Duchess of Sussex can count on her mother Doria Ragland for a helping hand while her husband Prince Harry is away. Meghan, who is heavily pregnant with her daughter, was advised by doctors not to travel to the UK for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, which is taking place this Saturday 17 April. MORE: Charles Spencer breaks silence following Prince William's statement on Prince Philip She has remained at home in Montecito, Santa Barbara and while her mum Doria lives in Los Angeles, it's likely that the social worker has made the one-hour-and-a-half drive to Montecito to be with her daughter. She'll no doubt help with childcare duties and comfort Meghan, who is said to have … [Read more...] about Pregnant Meghan Markle being comforted by mother Doria Ragland while Prince Harry attends funeral
The Girl on the Train, Loving, and many more. Hopefully, you’ve had a few minutes to play around with our Fall Entertainment Generator . But if you’re looking for straight and simple lists of things to look out for by medium, we’ll be breaking them out separately. Here’s a look at fall movies. SEPTEMBER 9/2 The Light Between Oceans A lighthouse keeper (Michael Fassbender) and his wife (Alicia Vikander) raise a baby they found in a rowboat. Directed by The Place Beyond the Pines ’ Derek Cianfrance. Morgan A large cast led by Kate Mara tackles the question of how, exactly, one terminates the life of a sentient robot. No Manches Frida When a released bank robber finds that a school has built a gymnasium above his stashed loot, there’s only one way to get it back: Pose as a teacher. 9/9 Kicks When a 15-year-old’s box-fresh Air Jordans are stolen, he embarks on a journey through Oakland to get the shoes back. Sully In … [Read more...] about 55 Movies to Watch This Fall
By Ryan Wagman, McKeen’s Hockey lead prospect writer After months of waiting, the NHL Draft is suddenly, almost surprisingly, upon us. Round 1 will take place Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN ( livestream ) and Rounds 2-7 be Wednesday beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET on NHL Network. With so much about 2019-20 that didn’t go according to plan (but some that did – congratulations to the Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning!) and so much still unknown about what we can expect out of a 2020-21 season, a draft now seems somewhat anticlimactic. But outside of the fact that hundreds of players and their families – not to mention your humble analyst – will not be gathered in one cavernous hockey arena to experience the event together, there is still a lot to be excited about as we seek to put this traumatizing year behind us and look to a brighter future. I think that is something that fans of all 31 teams can get behind. The contents of this final mock NHL draft are based on the … [Read more...] about NHL Mock Draft: Who gets selected after Alexis Lafrenière?